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GMB Backs Trade Bodies Call To End Whisky Tariffs
Make no mistake US tariffs pose a very real risk to tens of thousands of Scottish jobs says GMB Union...
Joint Trade Union media Statement – GMB & Unite Scotland
Responding to the outcomes of this morning’s (Thursday 16 January) Scottish Offshore Wind Sector Summit in Edinburgh, Pat Rafferty and Gary Smith, Scottish Secretaries of Unite and GMB said...
GMB To Warn Renewables Summit: Jobs Losses Scandal Must Stop
Ahead of a crucial offshore wind supply chain summit in Edinburgh this morning (Thursday 16 January), which will be attended by Scottish and UK Government representatives, and renewables industry majors and unions, GMB has warned the scandal of losing offshore wind contracts and manufacturing jobs to the rest of the world must stop...
“Priorities Are All Wrong” GMB Slams £100 Million Security Costs For Glasgow COP26
Amid media reports this morning (Wednesday 15 February) that security costs for UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow could cost “several hundred million pounds”, GMB Scotland Secretary Gary Smith said......
GMB Scotland Media Statement Whisky & Spirits
Keir Greenaway, GMB Scotland Organiser for Whisky & Spirits, responding to this morning’s (Tuesday 14 January) announcement that Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) representatives will visit US government trade officials in Washington DC amid concerns of further tariff increases on single malt whisky....
Scottish Prisoner Custody Officers Launch Strike Ballot Over Pay Imposition
An industrial action ballot of Prisoner Custody Officers (PCOs) in GeoAmey gets underway today (Monday 13 January) over a pay imposition which will result in staff receiving less than £10 an hour for the next two years....
GMB Scotland Media Statement: Neart na Gaoithe Project
Scotland’s share of £2 billion offshore wind project “doesn’t look good enough”...
GMB Scotland Media Statement – Suspension of Councillor Frank Anderson
GMB Scotland Media Statement – Suspension of Councillor Frank Anderson   GMB calls on SNP to expel West Lothian Councillor over anti-Semitism tweet   Responding this afternoon (Wednesday 20 November) to the suspension of West Lothian Councillor Frank Anderson by the Standards Commission for Scotland following the sharing of an anti-Semitic blog in October 2018, GMB Scotland Secretary Gary Smith said:   “The SNP must now take a strong stance by…...
GMB Calls On Dundee City And Angus Councils To End ‘Two-Tier School Meals’ Across Tayside
GMB Scotland, the union for school catering staff, has called on the Deputy First Minister, and Scotland's Education Secretary, John Swinney, to intervene in proposals for the Tayside Central Production Unit which will cook and then freeze school meals to be transported to local schools and reheated before being served to children across Dundee and Angus...
Christmas Food Shortage Threat At Morrisons As Strike Ballot Gets Underway At XPO
Morrisons supermarkets across Scotland could be hit by food shortages in the run up to Christmas as an industrial action ballot gets underway today (Monday 11 November) in its distribution partner XPO Logistic...